Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2022 5:14 pm


Date Joined: November 12, 2016
Last Online: May 19, 2022
Birthday: June 29
Country: United States

About Me

Retired. Recently widowed (June 15, 2021). Two daughters both married. Two granddaughters. I love cats. I am spiritual, but not religious. I embrace tenets from many beliefs and recognize the existence of a higher power. I dislike "good ole' boy" politics & do not identify with any specific party. I am a tree-hugging animal lover & love nature.

Crafts: Sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery/crewel, dried florals, papercrafting; Arts: drawing, painting, calligraphy, writing prose/poetry, journaling, cooking, playing piano, reading.

Likes: Traveling, cruising, salt air, the ocean, crisp morning air, rain on my face, fall colors, laughter of children, smiles, soft snowfall, the wind, fantasy, meditation, metaphysics, silence, hugs

Favorite Music

Genre: Folk, Blues, Alternative, World Music, New Age: Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo', Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, David Bowie, Dr. John, Annie Lenox, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Gary Jules, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Andrea Bochelli, Bonnie Raitt, Wilco, Mumford & Sons, Five for Fighting, Bare Naked Ladies, CCR, Steve Winwood, Dead Can Dance, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Emmy Lou Harris, Nancy Griffith, Patty Griffin, and oh, so many others!

Favorite Books

Books: American Dirt, Cutting for Stone, White Dog Falling from the Sky, Game of Thrones series, Harry Potter series, Dune series, Water for Elephants, The Silent Patient, Where the Crawdads Sing; Authors: Jeffrey Archer, Sharon Kay Pennman, Ken Follett, John Grisham; Poetry: Gail Mazur, Rod McKuen, Maxine Kumin, Edgar Alan Poe (poetry/prose), Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost

Favorite Movies

Not a movie goer-- just watch whatever's playing on HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Netflix, etc.; Love foreign films (with subtitles, not dubbed); Like suspense, sci-fi, drama and deep movies that leave you thinking.

Favorite Television

Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Master Chef, Master Chef Junior, American Horror Story, Dexter, Yellowstone, Mayor of Kingstown, Hightown (of course, it takes place in P-town!), Survivor, Chicago Med, Vikings, VICE, Frontline, NCIS (all), Blue Bloods, Ice Road Truckers, The Deadliest Catch, The Amazing Race, Dr. Pimple Popper, My Aching Feet, & all the veterinary sites (Dr. Pol, Dr. T., etc.)

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery, Crewel, Any papercrafts (but especially Inchies, Twinchies, ATCs & Moo cards), Journaling, Sewing, watercolor painting, calligraphy, shell pictures, drawing


Likes: Coffee (not decaf) Caffeinated tea of all kinds, All colors, Handmade papers, Used postage stamps from anywhere, Die cuts;

Dislikes: Herbal teas, Instant coffee, Religious stuff, Disney (I’ve outgrown it)

Wish list

I have been doing papercrafts all my life & have a whole room of supplies & tools. I can honestly say I don't need another thing. I just replace supplies.

Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists: Jaime & Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Alphonse Mucha, Erte, Norman Rockwell, Peter Maxwell, Maxfield Parrish; Art Deco, Art Nuvo

About Me

PLEASE NOTE: I try to get my swaps done as soon as I sign up because I sign up for so many. Therefore, they do not reflect partner preferences as partners are not assigned until weeks later. I don't sign up for profile swaps for this reason.

Please don’t feel you must include extras in our swaps. Your awesome creative art is enough to make me happy and is the base for my rating.

I take my membership in the groups I belong to or have created very seriously. The founders/coordinators/officers of these groups work very hard to think of swaps, vet participants, and troubleshoot any problems. I do my best to support them by signing up for swaps and being available to host when needed.

I create upstairs & receive mail downstairs. I rate on the day I receive swaps (or the next day at the latest) & after rating, place the swap on the dining room table to go up & be entered in my swap journal. If you’re missing a rating, I’m missing your swap. Please pm me so I know you will resend.

I have never, nor will I ever flake on any swap I undertake. If I find, by some cruel twist of fate, that I cannot complete a swap by its deadline, I will notify you & the coordinator to obtain a mutually agreeable solution. I would appreciate it if you have any problems with or do not receive any of my swaps that you notify me so I may rectify the problem. I promise to do the same for you.

Thank you for allowing me to participate in this wonderful creative journey with you!


colodad rated for ABC: Sender’s Choice #15 on May 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for wonderful start packet. and for the sticky backing! You are an amazing fussy cutter!
Response: So glad you liked it! Yes, I’m anal about my fussy cutting & think I’ve pretty much got it down. Can’t wait to see your additions.So happy we’re partnered again. Thank you for the heart.
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt #1 on May 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I love how you incorporated the requirements!
Response: Scavenger hunts are so much fun. They really tweak the creativity! Thank you for hosting & for the heart.
Barbara rated for Bingo Mother's day on May 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you Di for the sweet vintage MOM Bingo card. I just love the little blanket and secret pocket!
Response: Thank you for the compliment & the heart. Secret pockets are so much fun to include. Hope to swap with you again soon.
kendall rated for TIMs: Skinny Person Moo (2) on May 16, 2022
Comment: I think your skinny ones people are great and I really appreciate you sharing your technique with me. And the extras are a treat which will be used, no doubt. Thank you. It was fun swapping with you again.
Response: Thank you so much for the compliment & for participating in the swap! I’m glad you liked the extras & thank you, also, for the heart.
papercraft70 rated for PA: Cat(s) on May 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute cat PC. ❤️
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart.
hibiscus rated for Zetti Journal Page on May 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the funny bunny with the colorful ears! Thank you as well for the nice note and great paper and tags .. !
Response: Zetti are so much fun! So glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the heart.
EleanB rated for ACTs: Floral Coins (2) on May 5, 2022
Comment: Beautiful coins (the ones I sent out were in a similar vein), and much appreciated extras. :)
Response: Thank you for the compliment & the heart.
Comment: Thanks so much for your very creative and fun postcard inspired by your granddaughter. It's wonderful! Much appreciated. Cathy
Response: You are so very welcome. Thank you for the great review & the heart.
shellbede rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #64 on May 2, 2022
Comment: Oh my - the little fox is soooo cute - thanks!
Response: Foxes are favorites of mine. So very glad you liked him. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: The journal page is very pretty. love the coffee dyed lace with the tiny buttons! Thanks for the extras.
Response: Had fun dying the lace, glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: ❤️❤️ Gorgeous!! ❤️❤️ The are both wonderful, but that girl with her duckies 😍 Thank you for the little extras as well, and the 🐝note! Fabulous swap! ❤️❤️
Response: Aww, thank you so much for the great comments! Glad I got to swap with you & thank you for the heart.
Conni59 rated for OATCs: Tea on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: extraordinary atc! there is something so comforting about tea and the rituals therewith. Thank you so much for the extras and the wonderful atc.
Response: I’m glad you liked it & the extras, too. Thank you for the heart.
wolfeagle rated for AMA: April Scavenger Hunt on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for hosting & for the heart.
michellelobo rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #63 on Apr 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Gwillisinc rated for VC: Collaged ATC with a Bird on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your nesting birds ATC & extras- very nice
Response: Glad you liked it & the extras. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Great index card art! I love the crinkly background! And thanks for the extras!
Response: You are so welcome—glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart.
AmookIslandCreations rated for MFF: Bird in Water ATC on Apr 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful ATC and all the mini extras! They will be so useful in future swaps! I love the duck stamp too! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: The “ducks” were supposed to represent cygnets (lol), but ducks they are! Glad you can use the extras. Thank you for the heart & for being the receiving partner once again. Watching the new season of “Deadliest Catch”.
Comment: So nice, I love the scalloped lace trim detail. It suits the pinks on the page very much which makes the page very eye catching! Very nice journal page, thank you!
Response: I’m glad you liked it. I know it’s a bit early for butterflies, but I wanted the background to stand out. Thank you for the heart!
tatntole rated for HMPC: Botanical love - April on Apr 18, 2022
Comment: I love the postcard you made.
Response: Glad you liked it! Thank you for being my partner and for the heart.
Comment: Thanks so much Dianne! I absolutely love my inchies! You did a great job on them! So fun!❤️
Response: Such fun to do! So glad you liked them. Thank you for the heart.

Rating Overview

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yvonne401 on Apr 17, 2022:

Dear Di,

Easter represents the rebirth of life. I wish you and your family a new beginning, love, and happiness. Have a Happy Easter!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

hibiscus on Mar 25, 2022:

Beautiful and so very creative!! That amazing finish on the junque jams !! The tree and birds were inspired … a truly lovely work of art … you are so good!

LauraM540 on Feb 28, 2022:

Thanks for the awesome return 'Hearts Attack' Dog return Buddy Card! Came out super cool!!

Gobarb on Jan 1, 2022:

Just wanted to say happy new year! Hope this is a better year than 2021.

tcornell on Dec 24, 2021:

Thank you for thinking of me, and for the kind words on my profile ♥ This community has been so supportive! Y'all are more appreciated than you realize :) Tracy

YooperHill on Sep 9, 2021:

Hey there! I received the ABBc’s black & white return today & I love it! Thank you!

LauraM540 on Jul 29, 2021:

Hi Dianne! I got back the beach chair ATC from the ABC's group SCSS#6 Swap! LOVIN' the way it turned out!! The seagull rocks! (I can appreciate them more now that I don't live mear a beach lol) And also, thanks for all of the fun Beachy extras! Have a super weekend, hope it doesn't rain!!

georgiafae on May 28, 2021:

Thanks for finishing the POE stamp card-I love the story behind how you arrived at finishing it! Thanks for the wonderful little bits you sent too-Take care, friend!

donetta on May 15, 2021:

Oh, Di! How you embellished this ATC is a pleasure to behold! The sweet feather! The bark-y stuffs down the side! Is it bark from a tree or bush? I must be looking for this while I'm outside! As always, you are truly an inspiration, and I'm so happy that we met in swap-land!

supersquirrel on Apr 10, 2021:

Great finishing touches on the ABCs: Aquatic Theme buddy jam. Thanks for the great ephemera too 🦆🦆🐿️ (duck duck squirrel - haha)

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